Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:53 PM
Rangers/Bruins is not a real big rivalry these days, except maybe for NY fans who hate the city of Boston and vice-versa. They don't play in the same division and they haven't met in the playoffs in forever. Maybe the NHL did want to package the three Original Six matchups, but really they were going to do Toronto-Montreal for HNIC and Detroit-Chicago just cause anyway, so probably figured might as well put NY-Boston in there. How are they going to package the Original Six games, though...and for whom? Odds are they probably have Pittsburgh-Philly on NBC in the US anyway.
There's any number of ways you could have gone with the schedule to max out rivalries.
Edited by NJDevs4978, 10 January 2013 - 09:54 PM.
"The Devils have high standards, that's the difference. We have a standard to live up to every year, and a couple of teams in our area don't have the standards we do." - Pat Burns
The New Jersey Devils win Stanley Cups everywhere:
-NHL record for most road wins in the playoffs - 10-1 in '95 and 10-2 in '00
-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03